Subject: Re: rc.d script for adding static ARP entries
To: Nino Dehne <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/28/2005 09:52:17
On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 01:25:26AM +0200, Nino Dehne wrote:
> Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> >The format of this file is very easy: 
> >
> >	hostname ether_addr
> >
> >e.g.:
> >
> > 00:12:bf:02:b4:ff
> I think ethers(5) is not meant to be fed into arp -f. arp -f expects
> hostname ether_addr but ethers(5) is ether_addr hostname.

Ah, you're right.  I didn't know /etc/ethers had a meaning already on
NetBSD.  arp -f can take any file, I just choose /etc/ethers because it's
the default on Linux.  It can be any other file.